NUNNELEE STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE BUDGET CONTROL ACT

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss) issued the following statement in support of the Budget Control Act.
“I have decided to support the Budget Control Act. This plan, while not perfect, honors the principles of Cut, Cap and Balance that I support.
“If this bill becomes law it cuts spending immediately, places caps on future spending, effectively saving $1.2 trillion over 10 years, and guarantees a straight up or down vote in the U.S. Senate on a Balanced Budget Amendment.
“President Obama vigorously opposes this bill. So much so that he held a prime time address to the nation. Even with the President’s opposition to Cut, Cap and Balance, we must move forward with this plan to put our nation on a path to economic stability.
“This will now be the second time the House has voted on a plan, while the Senate has yet to act on any responsible solution. It is time for action.”

Congressman Alan Nunnelee represents Mississippi’s First Congressional District and serves on the House Appropriations Committee. This is his first term.
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